The last thing I need is another crochet project to take on. I have so many in the works, it’s almost hard enough for me to keep track of! But who can pass up a great crochet stripe blanket? When I saw that there were not one, but two groups dedicated to crocheting this gorgeous Mixed Stitch Stripey Blanket, I knew I had to join in. It’s just too beautiful to pass up.
The pattern is a collection of different stitches put together in blanket form, so it doesn’t get boring either, the way that some larger projects do after you’ve worked on them for a while. I literally just started this two days ago, and already it’s almost a foot wide.
Like so many of my crochet projects, I’m modifying this a bit. I love the look of it, but I’m a little picky when it comes to straight edges in my crochet work. This doesn’t feature much turning at the end of the row, so I’m modifying mine so that it does (in my experience, things pull heavily to the left when worked front side only without turning). Besides, there’s a lot of room for expression, a couple of turns shouldn’t hurt.
I’m making very detailed notes of my modifications over on my Ravelry project page, so if you’re interested in checking it out, you can find all the information here. The yarn is Vanna’s Colors in the following colors: antique rose, sapphire, beige, honey, Kelly green, pea green (my favorite!), dusty purple, and a tweedy brown. I like the way the colors work together, it feels like a cheerful combination.
If you’re interested in joining in either of the crochet-alongs, by all means do so! Both have started just recently. The first, in the Vanna’s Choice group is found here, and the other in the I Love Crochet Afghans group. The free pattern, Mixed Stitch Stripey Blanket is found at this link.
This one seems to be going quickly; stay tuned!